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When Life Gives You Lemons … Strengths-Based CBT (USA 2014)

November 21, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm PST

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA: Three hour workshop presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Workshop 7: When Life Gives You Lemons . . . Use Strengths-Based CBT’s Four-Step Model to Build Resilience

Requires a Basic level of familiarity with the material

PRESENTERS: Christine A. Padesky, PhD & Kathleen A. Mooney, PhD / Center for Cognitive Therapy, Huntington Beach, California

photo of stack of lemonsDESCRIPTION: “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” You’ve probably heard this phrase so many times that it seems trite, but proverbs like this one point out the importance of being resilient in the face of life’s challenges. Therapists know giving advice does not change behavior. So how can a therapist help clients become more resilient in the face of adversity?

This workshop teaches a 4-step model that helps clients build a Personal Model of Resilience (PMR). It is a model that is easily integrated with classic CBT approaches and other evidence-based therapies.

Drawing on the principles of strengths-based CBT, five key methods are highlighted:

  1. How to identify and integrate strengths into CBT
  2. When and how to introduce resilience
  3. The timing and rationale for therapeutic smiling
  4. Use of imagery and metaphor
  5. The importance of silence for fostering client creativity

This workshop is loaded with clinical demonstrations, structured participant role-plays, and question-and-answer segments that clarify the theory, rationale, methods, and application of a PMR. Common therapy pitfalls are identified along with recommended alternative approaches.

[label style=”danger” icon=”asterisk”]DISCLAIMER: NO ACTUAL LEMONS WILL BE INJURED IN THE COURSE OF THIS WORKSHOP[/label]  

YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • IDENTIFY areas of strengths that relate to resilience
  • PRACTICE Socratic methods to elicit client-generated imagery and metaphors of resilience
  • BUILD & APPLY a personal model of resilience (PMR) to create win-win responses to acute and chronic life challenges
[label style=”success” icon=”download”]ACTION ITEM PRE-WORKSHOP[/label]

Participants are strongly encouraged to download and read Padesky and Mooney’s 2012 paper before attending the workshop. Greater familiarity with this material will foster increased depth of workshop learning (i.e., the more you know, the more you will learn).

RECOMMENDED READINGS
Mooney, K.A., & Padesky, C.A. (2000). Applying client creativity to recurrent problems: Constructing possibilities and tolerating doubt. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 14(2), 149-161. Available from https://padesky.com/clinical-corner/publications (click on Creativity section)

Padesky, C. A., & Mooney, K.A. (2012). Strengths-based Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy: A four-step model to build resilience. Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy, 19 (4), 283-90. Available from https://padesky.com/clinical-corner/publications (click on Strengths-Based CBT section)

WHEN: November 21, 2014 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WHERE: Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
COST: Workshop fees $45 – 60 (plus convention registration fees). Pre-registration deadline: October 20 for reduced conference fees.
CONTACT: Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Event website: http://www.abct.org/conv2014/

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November 21, 2014
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Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
1201 Market Street PA 19107 United States + Google Map